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Nova in M31

ATel #651; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), A. Kostov A. (IA, Sofia), I. Stanev (SU, Sofia), Ts. Georgiev (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 5 Nov 2005; 10:21 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at R.A. = 0h42m41s.99, Decl. = +41o18'02".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is 26".3 west and 113".6 north of the center of M31. Available R magnitude from 3x300s CCD images taken with the 50/70cm Schmidt telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: Nov. 03.941 UT, 18.70. Nothing visible on archival images from years 2004-2005 down to R = 19.5 mags. The nearest variable is POINT-AGAPE No.26078 at distance of 2".5.